Nowitzki suspended one game
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has received a one-game suspension for striking Utah's Matt Harpring in the face with a backhanded swipe Friday night.
The league announced the suspension three hours before the Mavericks' 12:30 p.m. PT Sunday tip-off against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. The Mavericks were not informed of Nowitzki's enforced absence until Sunday morning.
"It was not surprising, just because of the way the rule is written," Dallas ...
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